Responsibility to Protect
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Speaker Events - July 15, 2011
Nations and states seldom overlap. As a result, map lines delineating statehood can become blurred by bloodlines of nationhood. People sharing the same ethnicity may live on different sides of the border: some in the “motherland,” where they are a majority, and others in a neighboring state where they are a minority.
Speaker Events - June 28, 2011
Two UN ambassadors and one former Security Council president held a vigorous debate at IPI on the subject “Responsibility to Protect: An Emerging Principle”, and, while they agreed on RtoP’s value as a principle, they differed markedly over how it is being applied in current crises, particularly in the ongoing conflict in Libya.
Panel Discussions - March 22, 2011
Col. Muammar Qaddafi is a "serious threat" but it is the Libyan people who must be the ones to remove him, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN, told a gathering at IPI’s office in Vienna.
Panel Discussions - December 10, 2010
The Security Council first addressed the issue of protection in 1999. The debate came at the end of a period in which peacekeepers were impotent witnesses to the immense suffering of civilians in violent conflict, including those in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Speaker Events - December 14, 2009
Alan Doss, the Special Representative for the Secretary General for the Democratic Republic of Congo spoke to an overflow IPI audience on December 14, 2009 on the subject of the role of the United Nations in protecting civilians in the violence-plagued DRC.
Panel Discussions - April 30, 2009
Last week, IPI’s program staff presented Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior-management team with ideas for action drawn from IPI’s extensive Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity at a meeting at IPI. Each of IPI’s rapporteurs delivered a summary of core findings on chosen topics.
Panel Discussions - September 27, 2008
IPI recently hosted a lunchtime panel discussion to launch a new book, The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All, by Gareth Evans. It was cosponsored by the International Crisis Group and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.
Conferences - July 08, 2008
As part of its Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, IPI convened a roundtable discussion of conflict prevention and the responsibility to protect (RtoP) at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development.
Panel Discussions - June 30, 2008
IPI recently held a panel discussion to launch its new report, "Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and the Responsibility to Protect: Challenges for the United Nations and the International Community in the 21st Century."
Panel Discussions - May 16, 2008
On May 12th, the International Peace Institute held a lunchtime policy discussion of the basis, scope, and prospects for the responsibility to protect (RtoP), as seen from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
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